Located next to the famous Angermeyer's Point restaurant, the Waterfront Inn opened in 2007 and provides comfortable accommodation on the waterfront overlooking the bay. It is within easy reach of downtown Puerto Ayora and has its own beach and is a few minutes walk from the beach at Finch Bay.
The comfortable rooms all have ensuite bathrooms, television, internet access, air conditioning and ceiling fans. There are 16 rooms in total including 7 superior rooms, which have king sized beds and large bay windows with of the port.
The inn has a guest lounge and offers a full bar service. The generous buffet breakfast is served on the patio each morning, where guests can enjoy fresh fruit juice, toast, homemade rolls, pancakes, bacon and cheese. The hotel serves lunch and dinner, too. The waterfront location provides excellent views of Academy Bay and of Santa Cruz island. The rooftop terrace is a great place to relax. The inn provides a laundry service (for a small fee) and can arrange transfers to and from the airport.This is a perfect place to relax and a stay here can be combined with a cruise of the islands. The port town of Puerto Ayora, with its restaurants, bars and shops, is just a two minute water taxi ride away. The world famous Charles Darwin Research Centre is on the outskirts of the town.
Open: All year.
Location: The hotel is set on Punta Estrada waterfront, across the bay from Puerto Ayora on Santa Cruz Island.
Rooms: The rooms and suites all have en-suite bathroom with either a shower or bath. Some rooms also have a Jacuzzi. All have cable television, air conditioning, ceiling fan and minibar. SAll rooms have ocean views and some have a patio or balcony.
Activities: Hiking in the highlands, relaxing on the beach, diving, kayaking, wildlife viewing. The hotel can arrange guided or self-guided excursions. Guests can also visit the Darwin Research Station and Puerto Ayora.
Facilities: There is a restaurant serving lunch and dinner which can be taken on the terrace or the waterside deck. There is a cozy café and bar. The hotel has a private waterfront and pier. There is a laundry service.
Dining: Meals are taken at individual tables.
Children: Children of all ages are welcome.
Health: The Galapagos Islands are not a malarial area.
Communication: The hotel reception has free Wi-Fi internet access.
"This was a lovely waterfront hotel which was accessible only by water taxi. Our room had a balcony overlooking the port with lovely big sliding windows. Unfortunately, on our second night, the power went off at 1 o'clock in the morning. The overhead fan went off and it go very hot in the room. We couldn't open the window because of the mosquitoes. The power came back on at 5 a.m but we had to get up at 6 a.m to fly back to Quito. It was then that we discovered that there was no water (apparently the pumps had packed up) so we couldn't even have a shower or a wash to refresh ourselves before our trip journey. It was Friday 13th. and our plane was subsequently struck by lightening!"